The following resources can be used by learners in the GitLab Learn platform to help navigate the login process, explore new content, and more.
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GitLab team members can reach out to the Learning and Development team via the #learninganddevelopment Slack channel for additional support with GitLab Learn.
Review the following terms to get familiar with language used in this documentation.
|EdCast||The vendor we're collaborating with to create GitLab Learn.|
|GitLab Learn||GitLab's EdCast instance|
|Learning Experience Platform (LXP)||The type of learning platform that GitLab is using to organize learning content. Learn more in the L&D handbook|
When you log on to GitLab Learn for the first time, you'll be prompted through the account setup process. The platform will use your answers to suggest new learning content based on your interests and expertise.
Below is a firt time login training video to walk you through each step.
GitLab Learn first time login steps:
LogIn with SSO optionvia Okta
technical writing, or
leadership. If you need help determining your learning goals, reach out to the L&D team in slack
The goal you are trying to add does not exist. This indicates that the goal you've entered does not yet exist in the database. Consider using a different learning goal or phrase.
Watch this video tour of the GitLab Learn platform to get familiar with what you'll see upon logging in.
When you first log into GitLab Learn, you'll arrive on the Discover page. This page will:
There are many resources you can access using this top navigation from any page in the platform.
In your learning plan, you can view:
This navgation bar links to the following support resources:
Use the search bar to find new content and other learner profiles in the LXP. Additional search strategies are outlined below.
View notifications to see when new content is assigned to you, when users have commented on something you follow, and more.
Access your GitLab Learn profile page.
You can edit and customize your profile page from within the platform using the following steps.
If you'd rather watch a video of how to update your GitLab Learn profile, click here or watch the video below.
Learning material is built and organized in the GitLab Learn LXP to help you follow a clear path. This is created using Smartcards, Pathways, and Journeys. More information on this content can be found on the GitLab Learn contribution page and in this video training
|Journey||A collection of learning pathways||The Field Enablement team uses a journey to organize all content in the field certification.|
|Pathway||A single learning pathway||In the DIB certification, one required piece includes the reivew of a YouTube Video, reading 1 handbook page, and answering a short quiz. All 3 steps are contained in one pathway.|
|Smartcard||A single unit of learning content||One video, a 5 minute handbook read, a poll, and more. These are the basic units of learning content in the LXP and are used to build pathways and journeys.|
In addition, learing content and users are organized in the LXP to help you discover new learning material and follow learners interested in similar topics. The following strucutres organize content and users.
|Carousel||Carousels are horizontal containers of related channels or content assets.||On the Discover page, you might see a carousel of featured DevOps pathways and smartcards|
|Channel||Channels are the principal way in which content (SmartCards, Pathways, and Journeys) are broadcasted to learners.||A series of SmartCards, Pathways, and Journeys on Agile Project Management|
|Group||Organize learners with a common job title, team, or interest||A group is organized for all GitLab team members to access the correct anti-harassment course|
There are many ways to search GitLab Learn for new learning content.
Use the search bar. This search feature will allow you to search by key word, username, or topic. This search bar is helpful if you're looking for material on a certain topic, or you're interested in seeing what your team members are learning.
Follow Channels Channels organize content based on topic. Find Channels you're interested in by searchin for a specific topic or expertise. You can follow these channels and be notified when new contnet is shared.
More option in the top navigation bar. This waffle icon will allow you to sort through content based on users, groups, and more. If you'd like to learn more about the types of content in the LXP, reivew the LXP contribution process
Watch this training to review strategies for finding new learning content in GitLab Learn:
When completing our pathways and journeys on the GitLab Learn platform, you will have opportunity to earn badges.
For a video walkthrough on sharing your badge to LinkedIn watch the following video:
The LXP implementation team is planning a phased rollout of the platform to multiple GitLab audiences. Progress and additional information can be found on the LXP implementation issue board
Content in GitLab Learn is developed using a handbook first approach. All learning content is stored in the handbook. Teams at GitLab use additional tools like Articulate 360 and Rise to build interactive courses.
In addition to GitLab learning material stored in the handbook, GitLab team members will have access to off the shelf learning opportunity from other vendors and organizations, like LinkedIn Learning and WILL Learning.
The contribution process to the LXP is being built, and you can follow updates in the learning and development handbook.
Questions from team members about the LXP can be directed to the Learning and Development team via the #learninganddevelopment Slack channel.